The Association of Dental Support Organizations Announces ADSO: Partnering for Growth 2017

For Immediate Release
Contact: Erin Hughes
Email: [email protected]

Today, the ADSO opened registration for ADSO’s 2017 Partnering for Growth at the Gaylord Convention Center, National Harbor, Maryland – just across the river from our nation’s capital, Washington D.C. The summit will begin the morning of Thursday, September 21 and conclude Friday evening, September 22.

“Thanks to sponsors, members, and industry partners, ADSO was able to host more than 850 attendees at this year’s annual summit in Orlando. The ADSO looks forward to another opportunity to open the dialogue, share new ideas, and build great relationships during the new Partnering for Growth summit. This event is an opportunity for mid-size DSO’s to network with industry leaders and participate in panel discussions focusing on the unique needs of emerging DSO’s. Our aim is to equip mid-size DSO’s with the knowledge and tools they need to contribute to ADSO’s overall goal – providing patients with the best possible dental care options.” -Michael Bileca, President of ADSO

ADSO: Partnering for Growth 2017 is a premium opportunity for emerging DSOs to learn from industry experts from the country’s most successful DSOs. The summit will include panel discussions administered by top CEO’s on proven methods and tactics that will take your DSO to the next stage of business development. With our industry’s most experienced leaders providing strategic counsel and resources, this is an educational event that every growth-oriented DSO must attend. 

Registration is now open, but space is limited, click here now or visit www.theadso.org/events to register.  To stay up to date about event speaker announcements and more information on ADSO membership, please visit www.theadso.org and follow the conversation on Twitter and Facebook.

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ADSO Comments on Passage of SB 5322 in Washington State

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Erin Hughes
Email: [email protected]
05.16.17

Today, Governor Jay Inslee signed into law a bill that will help ensure continued access to affordable, quality dental care for every Washingtonian. SB 5322 passed unanimously in both the House and Senate before being sent to Governor Inslee in late April.

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) President Michael Bileca issued the following statement on the signing of Washington SB 5322 and the state’s decision to take action in support of dental support organizations (DSOs):

“The ADSO applauds the Washington legislature, Governor Inslee, and the Washington State Dental Association for the bipartisan and collaborative work in passing SB 5322, an important step in allowing dentists, hygienists, and staff to spend more time serving the people of Washington State and protect their freedom to choose who to contract with to perform non-clinical functions.  The ADSO is particularly grateful to Senator Ann Rivers, Representative Paul Harris, Senator Curtis King, Representative Michelle Caldier, Representative Matt Manweller and Representative Laurie Jinkins for their leadership in helping to pass this legislation. 

By adopting this bill, the state of Washington clearly recognizes the value DSOs provide to dentists, who in turn can focus on delivering quality oral healthcare to their patients. The ADSO is encouraged by the passage of Washington SB 5322, and looks forward to working with lawmakers to continue the momentum in fostering innovation, research, and collaboration in the oral health care industry.”

ADSO membership includes 54 Dental Support Organizations, eight of which currently operate in Washington State, supporting dental practices which, in turn, help increase access to affordable dental care.

About the ADSO

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) is a non-profit international trade association whose members support more than 13,000 dentists worldwide.  ADSO supports its members through research, education and advocacy; enabling them to foster innovation, collaboration and a vibrant market where DSO-supported dentists can provide quality oral health care.

 

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ADSO Hosts 2017 Annual Summit Opening Reception

For Immediate Release
Contact: Erin Hughes
Email: [email protected]

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) welcomes more than 850 attendees to the highly anticipated 2017 Annual Summit in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The conference features a number of esteemed speakers and panels, as well as exceptional networking opportunities.

ADSO looks forward to meeting with Summit attendees at this evening’s Opening Reception, to be held from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Disney Garden Pavilion. For members unable to attend, please remember to join the conversation on Twitter using #ADSOSummit.

The full agenda for the annual meeting can be found here. For more information on the preeminent DSO event or how to become an ADSO member, please visit www.theadso.org. Follow the conversation on Twitter and Facebook with #ADSOSummit.

About the ADSO

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) is a non-profit international trade association whose members support more than 13,000 dentists worldwide.  ADSO supports its members through research, education and advocacy; enabling them to foster innovation, collaboration and a vibrant market where DSO-supported dentists can provide quality oral health care.

Epcot Station Sponsor, Carestream

Carestream Dental provides a complete set of integrated solutions specifically designed for oral professionals.  From practice management and imaging software to innovative digital imaging and CAD/CAM solutions, we offer the tools dental support organizations need to enhance diagnostic capabilities and help their offices thrive. To learn more about our complete line of products, please visit www.carestreamdental.com for information.

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ADSO Welcomes Attendees to 2017 Annual Summit

For Immediate Release
Contact: Erin Hughes
Email: [email protected]

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) is excited to welcome more than 800 members and guests to the highly anticipated 2017 Annual Summit in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The conference features a number of esteemed speakers and panels, as well as exceptional networking opportunities.

Members are encouraged to participate in the conversation on Twitter using #ADSOSummit. A Twitter contest will take place throughout the week, and those with the highest number of social media posts tagging #ADSOSummit will have the chance to win four passes to Walt Disney World. The winner will be announced on Friday morning of the Summit.

Attendees are also reminded to download the ADSO Summit mobile app, which will allow users to log in to a personalized agenda and account, communicate and network with other attendees, and directly interact with the CEO panel during the general session.

The full agenda for the annual meeting can be found here. For more information on how to become an ADSO member and to register for the preeminent DSO event, please visit www.theadso.org. Follow the conversation on Twitter and Facebook with #ADSOSummit. 

About the ADSO

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) is a non-profit international trade association whose members support more than 13,000 dentists worldwide.  ADSO supports its members through research, education and advocacy; enabling them to foster innovation, collaboration and a vibrant market where DSO-supported dentists can provide quality oral health care.

ADSO Announces Twitter Contest for Annual Summit 2017

For Immediate Release
Contact: Erin Hughes
Email: [email protected]

Join the Conversation With #ADSOSummit

Next week, ADSO Summit attendees will have the opportunity to win a 4-pack of passes to Walt Disney World.  A Twitter contest will take place throughout the week, and the person with the highest number of social media posts using #ADSOSummit will win. With so many important discussions going on, attendees are encouraged to follow along and join the conversation both in person and online! The winner will be announced on Friday morning of the Summit.The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) will host the 2017 Annual ADSO Summit from Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The Summit is March 7 through March 10 with presentations, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities beginning March 8. Last year’s Summit sold out and this year’s hotel is nearing capacity so be sure to register and reserve a room at the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel soon!

The full agenda for the annual meeting can be found here. For more information on how to become an ADSO member and to register for the preeminent DSO event, please visit www.theadso.org. Follow the conversation on Twitter and Facebook with #ADSOSummit.

About the ADSO

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) is a non-profit international trade association whose members support more than 13,000 dentists worldwide.  ADSO supports its members through research, education and advocacy; enabling them to foster innovation, collaboration and a vibrant market where DSO-supported dentists can provide quality oral health care.

Gold Sponsor, Waller

Waller is one of the country’s leading law firms in the area of dental practice management and dental groups. For more than 20 years, Waller has counseled on a daily basis dental support services companies (DSOs) and dental groups operating throughout the United States – from startups to private-equity sponsored to public companies. With a broad understanding of the unique legal issues faced by companies devoted to dental services, the firm’s attorneys are able to navigate dental clients through a variety of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, investment transactions, compliance and regulatory issues and government investigations

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CEO’s Share Insight on 2017 ADSO Summit

For Immediate Release
Contact: Erin Hughes
Email: [email protected]

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) will host the 2017 Annual ADSO Summit from Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The Summit is March 7 through March 10 with presentations, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities beginning March 8. Last year’s Summit sold out and this year’s hotel is nearing capacity so be sure to register and reserve a room at the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel soon!

The ADSO leadership and member CEO’s are looking forward to this year’s Annual Summit and share what they believe to be the biggest benefits and takeaways from the preeminent DSO event:

  “I’m excited to both share my insights and experiences in DSO industry as well as hear from others about theirs. The Summit is a great networking and learning environment that will have a lasting and positive impact on both our industry and each member organization.”

Rick Workman, DMD, Founder & Executive Chairman, Heartland Dental

  “The leaders our industry attend the annual Summit for one simple reason: It is THE DSO industry event of the year and a one-of-a-kind opportunity to collaborate, share best practices, and catch up with old friends and make new ones.”

Stephen E. Thorne, IV, President and CEO, Pacific Dental Services Founder

  “Getting all the DSOs and Industry Partners together makes our industry stronger.  The ADSO Summit is a unique opporunity for us to learn from one another, not just in terms of growing our business but doing so in the most ethical manner possible.”

Richard E. Beckman, Chief Executive Officer, Great Expressions Dental Centers

  “The ADSO Summit is the premier DSO event of the year. The agenda is content rich with networking opportunities second to none.  My team looks forward to attending every year and always comes back enlightened and recharged. This is the only DSO industry event that attracts all the major players, as well as those more recently formed.”

Mitch Olan, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Dental Care Alliance

  “Two reasons to go: it’s a tremendous event with access to high-profile speakers both in and around the DSO industry, and it’s a great way to interface and connect with colleagues. The Summit is one of the best value-adds ADSO has to offer.”

Douglas W. Brown, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director, Affordable Care Inc.

  “The ADSO is a growing organization, with a lot of new members and opportunities to engage. The Summit in Orlando is a chance to cultivate relationships within our industry as well as with our many industry and association partners.”

Steve Spellman, Chief Executive Officer, Midwest Dental

The full agenda for the Annual Summit can be found here. For more information on how to become an ADSO member and to register for the preeminent DSO event, please visit www.theadso.org. Follow the conversation on Twitter and Facebook with #ADSOSummit.

About the ADSO

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) is a non-profit international trade association whose members support more than 13,000 dentists worldwide.  ADSO supports its members through research, education and advocacy; enabling them to foster innovation, collaboration and a vibrant market where DSO-supported dentists can provide quality oral health care.

About Our Epcot Fireworks Reception Sponsor, Houlihan Lokey

Houlihan Lokey (NYSE: HLI) is a global investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitionscapital marketsfinancial restructuringvaluation, and strategic consulting. The firm serves corporations, institutions, and governments worldwide with offices in the United States, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. Independent advice and intellectual rigor are hallmarks of their commitment to client success across their advisory services. Houlihan Lokey is ranked as the No. 1 M&A advisor for all U.S. transactions, the No. 1 global restructuring advisor, and the No. 1 global M&A fairness opinion advisor over the past 15 years, according to Thomson Reuters.

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National Director of Nobel Biocare Looks Forward to Hearing from Industry Experts at This Year’s ADSO Summit

For Immediate Release
Contact: Erin Hughes
Email: [email protected]

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) will host the 2017 Annual ADSO Summit from Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The Summit is March 7 through March 10 with presentations, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities beginning March 8. Last year’s Summit sold out and this year’s hotel is nearing capacity so be sure to register and reserve a room at the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel soon!

In a new video released today, Darren Dirks, National Director of Specialty Markets at Nobel Biocare reflects on his past experiences participating in the ADSO Summit and looks ahead to this year’s Summit in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.  Dirks notes that the Summit is a unique opportunity to “network with DSO professionals, strengthen existing relationships, and meet new potential business partners.”

Nobel Biocare is a world leader in the field of innovative implant-based dental restorations – from single-tooth to fully edentulous indications. Nobel Biocare’s goal is to empower dental professionals to give quality of life back to their patients. This philosophy is built on over 60 years of continuous innovation, all stemming from Per-Ingvar Brånemark’s ground-breaking discovery of osseointegration in 1952. Since then, they have helped their customers treat millions of patients.

The full agenda for the Annual Summit can be found here. For more information on how to become an ADSO member and to register for the preeminent DSO event, please visit www.theadso.org. Follow the conversation on Twitter and Facebook with #ADSOSummit.

About the ADSO

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) is a non-profit international trade association whose members support more than 13,000 dentists worldwide.  ADSO supports its members through research, education and advocacy; enabling them to foster innovation, collaboration and a vibrant market where DSO-supported dentists can provide quality oral health care.

About Opening Reception Sponsor, Patterson Dental

Patterson Dental celebrates its 140th anniversary in 2017, growing from a single Milwaukee storefront to a leading distributor of dental solutions throughout North America. Patterson partners with private and group practices of all sizes, providing a comprehensive range of dental supplies, equipment and technology, and service and support.

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Dentsply Sirona Sponsors the ADSO Summit 2017

For Immediate Release
Contact: Erin Hughes
Email: [email protected]

Dentsply Sirona is the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, empowering dental professionals to provide better, safer and faster dental care.  The Dentsply Sirona products and solutions include leading positions and platforms across consumables, equipment, technology, and specialty products. Dentsply Sirona is one global team that brings out the best in its people, lives and breathes high performance and personal accountability, acts with uncompromising integrity, improves the practice of dentistry with an unrelenting commitment to customers and demonstrates a passion for innovation that shapes the dental industry.The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) will host the 2017 Annual ADSO Summit in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The Summit is March 7 through March 10 with presentations, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities beginning March 8. The deadline to reserve a room at the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel is February 12, be sure to book before the ADSO block sells out!

In a new video, Michael Augins, Senior Vice President and RCO USA of Dentsply Sirona, 2017 Title Sponsor of the ADSO Summit encourages attendees to experience some of the many benefits the renowned DSO conference has to offer. Mr. Augins considers the ADSO Summit to be a great opportunity to meet industry giants, and network with vendor professionals who support dental organizations.

The full agenda for the Annual Summit can be found here. For more information on how to become an ADSO member and to register for the preeminent DSO event, please visit www.theadso.org. Follow the conversation on Twitter and Facebook with #ADSOSummit.

About the ADSO

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) is a non-profit international trade association whose members support more than 13,000 dentists worldwide.  ADSO supports its members through research, education and advocacy; enabling them to foster innovation, collaboration and a vibrant market where DSO-supported dentists can provide quality oral health care.

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Founder & CEO of Banyan to Present on Marketing Practices at the ADSO Summit 2017

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Contact: Erin Hughes
Email: [email protected]

Founder & CEO of Banyan to Present on Marketing Practices at the ADSO Summit 2017

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) will host the 2017 Annual ADSO Summit from in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The Summit is March 7 through March 10 with presentations, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities beginning March 8. The deadline to reserve a room at the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel is February 12, be sure to book before the ADSO block sells out!

Tom Clark, founder and CEO of healthcare marketing platform Banyan, will present on Thursday afternoon on “Managing Patient Reviews.” In this session, Mr. Clark will discuss how to use patient reviews to best promote your practice.

Mr. Clark created the industry’s only HIPAA-compliant patient photo and review sharing app to help doctors grow their practices by building trusted relationships with patients. Previously, he was president and CEO of WhiteCap Dental Solutions, where he disrupted the dental implant industry’s dependence on field sales by selling directly to dentists. Under Mr. Clark’s leadership, WhiteCap achieved a three-year growth rate of 625%, hitting #734 on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing companies.

The full agenda for the Annual Summit can be found here. For more information on how to become an ADSO member and to register for the preeminent DSO event, please visit www.theadso.org. Follow the conversation on Twitter and Facebook with #ADSOSummit.

About the ADSO

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) is a non-profit international trade association whose members support more than 13,000 dentists worldwide.  ADSO supports its members through research, education and advocacy; enabling them to foster innovation, collaboration and a vibrant market where DSO-supported dentists can provide quality oral health care.

Henry Schein, Platinum Sponsor

Henry Schein Special Markets is proud to serve ELITE Dental Support Organizations with customized products, services, and solutions.  With over 20 years of experience and more than 100 dedicated team members, Henry Schein Special Markets has built a unique approach to partnering with some of the nation’s largest DSOs. We were the first in the industry to recognize the unique needs of this segment, and by continually following the market’s evolving needs, Henry Schein remains the leader.

Heartland’s Dr. Mark Hodge to Present at ADSO Summit 2017

For Immediate Release
Contact: Erin Hughes
Email: [email protected]

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) is excited to host the 2017 Annual ADSO Summit in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The Summit is March 7 through March 10 with presentations, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities beginning March 8.

On Thursday afternoon, Dr. Mark Hodge, Clinical Director for Heartland Dental, will lead the presentation on “Multi-Doctor Dynamics: Fostering an Entrepreneurial, Partnership Mentality between Doctors.” As a nationally recognized speaker on topics of patient communications and team engagement, Dr. Hodge has been featured in multiple videos and educational resources designed to help practices improve their case acceptance. Dr. Hodge now turns his focus to helping doctors and teams navigate healthy relationships and futures in a multi-doctor environment.

Dr. Hodge received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 1985 from the Michael Cardone, Sr. School of Dentistry at Oral Roberts University. Throughout his 30+ year dental career, he has worked exclusively in a multi-doctor environment, including 26 harmonious years with the same dental partner. Six of those multi-doctor practice years included working in a DSO environment, supported by Heartland Dental.  Since affiliating with Heartland Dental in 2011, Dr. Hodge has served in various leadership and educations positions.

The full agenda for the Annual Summit can be found here. To register for the preeminent DSO event, please visit www.theadso.org. Follow the conversation on Twitter and Facebook with #ADSOSummit.

About the ADSO

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) is a non-profit international trade association whose members support more than 13,000 dentists worldwide.  ADSO supports its members through research, education and advocacy; enabling them to foster innovation, collaboration and a vibrant market where DSO-supported dentists can provide quality oral health care.

About our Epcot Fireworks Reception Sponsor, Houlihan Lokey

Houlihan Lokey (NYSE: HLI) is a global investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring, valuation, and strategic consulting. The firm serves corporations, institutions, and governments worldwide with offices in the United States, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. Independent advice and intellectual rigor are hallmarks of our commitment to client success across our advisory services. Houlihan Lokey is ranked as the No. 1 M&A advisor for all U.S. transactions, the No. 1 global restructuring advisor, and the No. 1 global M&A fairness opinion advisor over the past 15 years, according to Thomson Reuters.

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